Friday, 13 January 2012

Eastern house

A quick "how I make Khandibarian buildings".
Things needed. Woodglue, sharpsand, biro, sharp knife, setsquare, pins, paintbrush, insulating foam, brown and white acylic wall paint. I´ve decanted the paint into old washing up liquid bottles..much easier to squeete small amounts out. The push down caps cut out the unscrewing of caps or levering lids off.

Cut a square of polystyrene sheet. Cut strips of the insulating sheet and simply glue onto the square. The pins help to hold everything in place as it dries. The gold dome is an old plastic X-mas tree bauble cut in half,  I just added glue along the inside rim and put it in place. If you add a dome, remember to cut a hole underneath on the roof to let air in otherwise the glue takes ages to dry
Using a biro, draw windows, doors, brickwork onto the walls. Mix some sand and wood glue and using a spatula (lolly sticks are good for this) smear the mix over the walls.  It´s best to do only two opposing sides each time because if the mix is a bit runny or too thick and you stand the building up on it´s base the mixture will sag and run.
Mix some brown and white paint. Roughly  33% - 66% brown to white and paint :-D
Then another layer but with much less brown and finally a dry brush with just white......Cheap and cheerfull...and Finished. :-D     Just a mo!!!...those Khandiabarians have got hold of RPG´s and AK´s!!!!!!!

22 comments:

  1. Really efficient way to do scenery, good stuff.

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  2. Very good tutorial Paul. Thanks for sharing!

    I was hoping you would have made it from chocolate! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great scratch build technique! Works for me.

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  4. Wonderfull!!
    You use the sand as I did for my smithy!
    I must try one of these soon...

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  5. I think I'll do this for my afghanistan project. Thanks!

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  6. Very effective Paul. Good work.

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  7. You're a talent and a gifted patient one at that.....

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  8. Good stuff. Always great to learn something.

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  9. Very good, clear and useful tutorial, Paul!

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  10. Very nice. That"s a good tutorial.

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  11. Great job thanks for the tutorial

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  12. Nice work, and nice tutorial!!!!
    I was making my eastern houses like you. But, I didn´t like, the houses were, very, I don´t know, rough?
    Trying with some materials, I discovered a plaster for home works,aguaplast is the spanish name, that is possible use with a brush. You must paint the buildings with this plaster, wait till dry, and paint as you like.
    The layer is very fine and regular and gives the appearance of a whitewashed House in the Middle East.
    Sorry for my bad english I try to explain me as better as I can.

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  13. You make it all look so easy. That insulating foam was a God send! Great tutorial thank you.

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  14. Great idea using these bottles for paint! Too bad we have a dishwasher since half a year, will take ages to gather enough bottles...
    El Repartidors hint with the plaster sounds good to me. I wasnt satisfied with the finish of the sand either on my buildings. I'll give that a try next time.
    Cheers, mojo

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    1. Mojo, I show some pictures in my blog, about a tower from hittite empire. I think the finish is better than the sand.

      http://mightylittlemen.blogspot.com/2011/05/qadesh.html

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    2. looks good with the plaster (it is the same name here :-D )
      This replying thing..is it new ??? I didn´t add it to the blog. :-/
      Cheers
      paul

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    3. Jup, I like the finish :)
      The reply thing is new to me, too!
      Imho it's a cool feature :)

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  15. Nice looking buildings!!! I really like what you have done here.

    Cheers

    Eric

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  16. Paul, regarding decanting wall paint, in the UK you can buy "tester pots" of most colours of paint in building suppliers. These are about 60cc, +/-, and I find them ideal. I have ten or twelve different shades, keep them all in a big plastic box so they are tidy when I'm not using them and close to hand when I am.

    Simples!

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